Table 4

Unadjusted and adjusted Odds Ratio (OR) of parental migration among girls (with either ORunadj or ORmv significant or marginally significant)

females

(non-LBC = ref)


ORunadj

(95% CI)

p-value

ORmv

(95% CI)

p-value


Dietary intake


Ate vegetables ≥3 times/day2

0.76

(0.57-1.00)

0.048

0.79

(0.57-1.08)

0.143


Drank sweetened beverage ≥3 times/day2

1.54

(1.05-2.25)

0.028

1.50

(0.95-2.37)

0.082


Physical activity & sedentary behaviours


Watched TV ≥4 hours/day2

1.71

(1.24-2.36)

0.001

1.48

(1.01-2.17)

0.043


Internet use


Used internet2

0.74

(0.55-0.99)

0.039

1.05

(0.72-1.54)

0.791


Tobacco & alcohol use


Ever smoked

1.46

(0.98-2.16)

0.060

1.88

(1.19-2.96)

0.007


Currently smoked1

6.07

(2.02-18.24)

0.002

6.58

(2.00-21.69)

0.002


Ever drank

0.96

(0.72-1.28)

0.786

1.35

(0.97-1.87)

0.078


Binge drinking¶1

2.74

(1.49-5.02)

0.001

2.64

(1.30-5.37)

0.007


Emotional and mental issues


Felt unhappy most of the time or always3

1.52

(1.08-2.15)

0.017

1.80

(1.20-2.68)

0.004


Suicide plan3

1.84

(0.81-4.18)

0.140

2.24

(0.91-5.56)

0.081


Ideation of leaving home3

1.34

(0.93-1.95)

0.120

1.50

(0.99-2.26)

0.055


Attempt of leaving home3

3.96

(1.46-10.73)

0.010

2.92

(0.79-10.81)

0.109


Nutritional health

MDunadj4

MDmv4


Mean Height (cm)

-1.10

(-1.84--0.36)

0.004

-0.29

(-1.10-0.51)

0.476


1: in the past 30 days; 2: in the past 7 days; 3: in the past 12 months; 4: MD: Mean Difference = (mean for LBC) - (mean for non-LBC);

Binge drinking: ever drank at least 5 glasses of alcohol within 1 or 2 hours in the past 30 day;

Adjusted models were fitted after controlling age, ethnicity, school type, boarder, parental education level, living with grandparents, house type, and computer-owning at home (for internet use only).

Gao et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:56   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-56

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